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Greeting Cards for those who receive meals on wheels services

This is a great service for family, girls day or night, youth group, activity, friends or neighbors to make these greeting cards for those who receive a daily meal from the Meals On Wheels services. FREE download greeting cards are provided in the post. #mealsonwheels #service #serviceopportunity #giveofyourself #helpothers


Cards To Help the Recipients of The Meals On Wheels Program is an incredible way to spend a few minutes of your time!

Sometimes we want to help, but wonder what can we do?

We may not have a lot of money to help, but still want to do something, right?

Maybe we don’t have the freedom to go to places to serve, but still want to make an impact, is that possible?

YES to all of these with if you have a couple of minutes here and there, can color and have access to a printer, or have some cards that will work.

Make sure to get your FREE adult and kids color-in cards!




First, what is this Meals On Wheels Program? 

Meals on Wheels is a national (USA) organization that has the focus of:

  • Serving the rapidly growing elderly population
  • Relieving the threat of isolation, hunger and limited mobility to those in need. 

It works like this:  Cities or counties are assigned a local office, which arranges for meals to be delivered to the home bound, elderly, or anyone who may need assistance in this manner.

In most areas, a hot meal is delivered for lunch, with a sack-lunch type of meal being left for dinner.

As I said, my friends and their family’s were thrilled with this service due to the situation they were in.

After more research, I found that many of the recipients of these meals live alone, and far too often, the only contact with people they have, are the drivers or deliverers of these meals during the week! That’s so sad!

What can be done to help these people who are alone and with no one?

To address the isolation and loneliness felt by the many who receive these meals, greeting cards are delivered with the meals in my area.


Why color or purchase a card?

Because a card would mean some form of contact from another person who took the time to care. It would show that another human being actually put pen to paper and made time in their day for them!

WE could bring a smile, some comfort and encourage another person with just a little bit of effort.

If you’d like to make a difference for good and help out with Cards for Meals on Wheels, here’s how to start.

First off, it’s really EASY to do this.


HOW can WE get involved?

I wanted to help us all have some fun with these Cards for Meals on Wheels, as well as make them special.

1- I had some great cards created just for you, that I am offering for free.

2- You can easily download them, simply print them off and color-in the cards for this Meals on Wheels project.

3- Your kids can be involved in a way they would look forward to serving a total stranger. You could get some friends together and make or color in the cards. You can relax and color in a card or two while watching tv; the possibilities are endless.

4- The point is, print off as many of the Cards for Meals on Wheels I have provided for you at your local copy store as you’d like to use, or do it on your home printer, and have some FUN!

JOIN to get your free adult and kids color-in cards!


If you’d rather purchase cards to write in, I really LIKE THESE  and they’d be perfect for this purpose.



Now, if you want to make your own cards, this is the information you will need:

  • Cards must be generic for a man or woman.
  • No need for envelope
  • Cards should be 6″x8″ or smaller
  • Cards can be simple or ornate
  • Cards are not to be holiday or special occasion oriented, making them usable all year long
  • Purchased ‘thinking of you’ cards would be perfect
  • Do NOT personalize it in any form, such as happy birthday or themed in any way – such as holiday, etc.



What do I write inside the Cards for Meals on Wheels?

Here are some ideas of what can be written inside the card after it is colored in, or in a purchased one:

  • Thinking of You
  • Have a nice day
  • Keep that Awesome Smile Showing
  • Stopping by with a friendly hello from me to you
  • Bringing a Smile by to share with you today
  • Hope it’s wonderful in your corner of the world

Do not sign it please.



What do I do with the Cards for Meals on Wheels after I make them?

  • Send cards to me if you do not have a Meals on Wheels office close by, or it is not convenient, or they are not asking for cards.
  • Send cards directly to the Davis County Meals on Wheels office – information below
  • Send them to your own Meals on  Wheels agency -you will want to contact them first to make sure they are also in need of these cards.



I hope you, your family, friends, neighbors, church group, youth group, will get together and color up some cards. You can see how I put this together for a neighborhood get-together and it turned out great. Stan and I also colored some at home, and also at an outdoor free concert in the park:)  It’s fun and relaxing to serve while enjoying a bit of childhood or hobby. 

It’s a great way to learn how to think of others. Practice being kind to those you do not know. and become a better person as nothing is expected in return, except the gratification of bringing happiness to another.


Remember to get your FREE adult and kids color-in cards!


Office Manager
North Davis Senior Activity Center
Wendy 801-525-5080
Davis County Health Department

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow 2019

Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today


  • Sinea Pies says:

    What a great project, Carrie. Reminds me of a teenage girl I met at a weight watchers meeting once. She had been featured in the news for her card ministry. In talking with her, I found out that she and her friends collect unused greeting cards from all over, fill them out and then bring them to the hospital at the holidays. She wants to make sure everybody gets one. She has done thousands of them!

  • I will definitely see what I can do for you on this and get on this soon. Thanks for sharing, Carrie and Happy Monday now 🙂

  • Carrie,

    I am very familiar with meals on wheels. Both of Jerry grandmas had this service before they died. They were very independent and did not want to move, so Jerry dad looked into meals on wheels. Both of his grandmas were over 95 years old.

    I think the cards are a great idea. On of Jerry grandmas agree to try it but did not want too. After she figured out she would have someone to talk to, she loved the service. I think the cards would be another way they would know other people care.

    Thanks for the idea,
    Diane Roark

  • Audrey says:

    What a great service project. I will see if I have some cards lying around to help out. I will also share this to get more people interested.

    Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays.

  • [email protected] better way to homeschool says:

    What a great idea! I am a homeschooling mom and I am thinking this would be a great service/writing project for kids!! What do you think?

  • Kimberly says:

    Hello beautiful! I absolutely love this. Pinned. Thank you for taking the time to stop by! I hope to see you at our party tonight, it starts at 7 pm. We love to party with you!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  • rachael says:

    My Stampin Up club just recently made cards to donate and I’ve been wondering who to send them to! Looks like I’ve found the perfect cause! Do you want the inside signed with our names? Thanks for all you do!

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